Articles tagged Jan Charouz

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Peugeot takes Le Mans prize as Audi falters

Third time lucky for Peugeot, then. For the French team this was ‘La Belle Victoire’ at its third attempt with a diesel. Its cars were faster than the Audis last year but somehow they conspired to lose the Le Mans 24 Hours. This June, as well as the superior speed of the 908 HDI over the new Audi R15, Peugeot had that element of luck you need to win at La Sarthe. The weather was consistently warm...

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First test for Lola-Aston

Aston Martin’s bid to win the Le Mans 24 Hours outright for the first time since 1959 has begun. The new Aston-engined Lola coupé to be run by Prodrive, the British marque’s motorsport partner, hit the ground at the Honiley test facility in Warwickshire in February. Jan Charouz, who will share the car with Stefan Mücke and Tomas Enge at Le Mans, was behind the wheel.

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Lola-Aston makes podium on debut

The new factory-backed Aston Martin-powered Lola coupé looks set to bury the memories of the last time the two companies teamed up at Le Mans.  A pair of Lola-Aston T70 MkIIIs hit engine problems and completed just 28 laps between them in the 1968 Le Mans 24 Hours. Forty years on, the Lola-Aston B08/60 was easily the fastest of the petrol-powered LMP1 prototypes on its race debut. The car, run by...

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Aston chases three-car Le Mans entry

Aston Martin Racing could field as many as three Gulf-liveried LMP1 prototypes in the Le Mans 24 Hours. AMR, which is run by Aston chairman David Richards’ Prodrive company, revealed that it had entered three of its Lola-built LMP1 coupés for the 24 Hours. A final decision on whether all three cars will run in the big race in June has yet to be made. “There is a hope that we might run a third...

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Mixed fortunes for Aston at first test

Aston Martin Racing’s Le Mans 24 Hours project experienced highs and lows on its track debut. Two new Gulf-liveried Lola-Astons ran without major issues straight out of the box on the first morning of the official Le Mans Series test at Paul Ricard in March. Tomas Enge then wrote off one of the cars after just 33 laps of the second session. Enge, who was sharing the lead Prodrive-run AMR entry...

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Aston's twin 24Hr charge

An Aston Martin-engined prototype will bid for overall honours in the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours in what could be a precursor to a full factory return to the classic event at La Sarthe. Prodrive, which runs Aston’s motor sport programmes, will field one of Lola’s new LMP1 B08/60 coupés powered by the same six-litre V12 as in the DBR9 GT1 contender. It will run under the banner of Czech entrant Charouz...

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A taste of success

Aston got its LMP1 campaign off to the best possible start with a win Aston Martin, on its Le Mans Series debut with the new LMP1 challenger, took an impressive victory in the Catalunya 1000Kms race near Barcelona. Driven by Jan Charouz, Tomáš Enge and Stefan Mücke, the car made a flawless first race appearance in April. “This was a momentous victory, a fantastic reward for the weeks and months...

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Le Mans 2011 Preview

AUDI vs PEUGEOT vs ASTON MARTINIt's a circus, a festival - and racing's greatest test. Twenty-four gruelling hours that stretch human and mechanical endurance until they snap. Three teams think they can go all the way... GOING UNDERCOVERNew rules have pushed Audi into building a dramatic closed car for its latest assault on Le Mans. We asked the team for the inside story By Damien Smith There's...

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